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Birmingham Storytimes

Best Birmingham Storytimes for Kids

Held at local libraries and bookstores storytimes provide children with the opportunity to develop their language skills, imagination, and love of reading. On any given week there are over 30 Birmingham storytimes happening. Here’s a list to find a storytime near you.

Bookstore Storytimes

BIRMINGHAM – Thank You Bookshop

Story Time
Thank You Bookshop
Saturday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 1+

A storytime featuring picture books suitable for preschool-aged children.

HOMEWOOD – Little Professor Bookshop

Groundhog Day Story Time
Little Professor Bookshop
January 28
9:30 AM
Ages 1+

Two stories and two different winter crafts: one for 1 to 3-year-olds and one for 4+.

Story Time
Little Professor Bookshop
Tuesday’s
9:30 AM
Ages 1+

Library Storytimes

ALABASTER – Albert L. Scott Library

Sensory Friends Story Time
Albert L. Scott Library
Wednesday’s
3:30 PM
Ages 1+

This storytime is for children through young adults with autism, sensory processing, or other developmental needs. Register to Sensory Friends Story Time.

PJ Storytime
Albert L. Scott Library
Thursday’s
6:15 PM
Ages 2 – 11

Wind down with sleepy stories, calming music, and pajama attire at this special storytime for children ages 11 and under. Register to PJ Storytime.

Small Fry Friday
Albert L. Scott Library
Friday’s
10:45 AM
Ages 3 – 5

Storytime with stories, games, energetic songs, creative activities, and simple science for 30 minutes. Register to Small Fry Friday.

Teeny Tiny Time
Albert L. Scott Library
Friday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 1 – 2

Your baby can sit, sing and wiggle during this 20-minute interactive session full of stories, music, and rhymes. Register to Teeny Tiny Time.

BIRMINGHAM – North Shelby Library

Baby Tales
North Shelby Library
January 31
10:30 AM
Ages 1+

A 20-minute storytime for babies and their caregivers. The stories and music provide interaction for the babies, with time afterward for caregivers to talk and share with each other.

Storytime Friends
North Shelby Library
Wednesday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 3 – 5

Stories, songs, finger plays, and fun make up a lively 30-minute program ideal for kids and their caregivers.

BIRMINGHAM – Springville Road Library

Preschool Storytime!
Springville Road Library
Wednesday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 3+

The Birmingham Public Library Springville Road Branch hosts a weekly Preschool Storytime event for children ages 3-5, featuring interactive stories, songs, dance, and activities to promote early literacy skills.

1, 2, 3, Play with Me
Springville Road Library
Thursday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 1+

A storytime where parents and their infants and toddlers can enjoy playing, reading, and having fun together.

BIRMINGHAM – Mt Laurel Public Library

Ukulele Storytime
Mt Laurel Public Library
Friday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 19 – 36 months

Stories and songs are designed especially for children with short attention spans.

CALERA – Roy Downs Memorial Calera Library

Toddler Story Time
Roy Downs Memorial Calera Library
Thursday’s
9:00 AM
Ages 1 – 4

Weekly storytime for young children to explore reading and language.

Kiddie Story Time
Roy Downs Memorial Calera Library
Thursday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 4+

Weekly storytime geared towards children ages 4 and up.

CHELSEA – Chelsea Public Library

Tot Time Storytime
Chelsea Public Library
Wednesday’s & Thursday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 1 – 4

During Tot Time, toddlers will get to read books, sing songs, play games and make crafts.

COLUMBIANA – Columbiana Public Library

Story Time
Columbiana Public Library
Tuesday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 1+

Every week, children can come together to enjoy Story Time and create something special with a craft.

HELENA – Jane Boyd Holmes Public Library

Story Time
Jane Boyd Holmes Public Library
Tuesday’s & Thursday’s
11:00 AM
Ages 1+

HOMEWOOD – Homewood Public Library

Animal Yoga Storytime
Homewood Public Library
February 18
2:00 PM
Ages 3 – 8

In this storytime, kids will learn about animals through movement, stories, and songs. No mat is needed for kids, but registration in advance is needed as space is limited. Parents can bring their own mats to join in. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Wee Ones Children’s Storytime
Homewood Public Library
Tuesday’s
9:30 AM
Ages 1 – 4

Fun and energetic storytime with lots of singing and dancing.

Baby Bloomers Storytime
Homewood Public Library
Tuesday‘s
10:00 AM
Ages 1+

Baby Bloomers is a program for babies and their caregivers. It includes stories, songs, and free play.

Rising Readers Storytime
Homewood Public Library
Tuesday’s
11:00 AM
Ages 2 – 5

Rising Readers storytime is for children ages 2-5. It includes stories, songs, and more. To attend, you must register in advance. Children outside of this age range may attend if approved.

PJ Storytime
Homewood Public Library
Tuesday’s
6:00 PM
Ages 1 – 10

Hear great stories and songs in pajamas before bedtime.

Storypalooza
Homewood Public Library
Wednesday’s
9:30 AM
Ages 1 – 4

Miss Aaliyah’s energizing storytime got everyone ready for the day as it was a good ol’ time.

Barks and Books
Homewood Public Library
Wednesday’s
3:30 PM
Ages 1 – 10

Spend an afternoon reading and hanging out with friendly pups.

Bedtime Storytime
Homewood Public Library
Wednesday’s
6:30 PM
Ages 1 – 8

A cozy bedtime storytime with books, songs, bubbles, and more. Participants are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal.

Tinker Tales
Homewood Public Library
Thursday’s
9:30 AM
Ages 1 – 4

Tinker Tales storytime is a fun and entertaining way for kids to learn about the world around them.

Read, Rock n’ Rhyme Storytime
Homewood Public Library
Thursday’s
11:00 AM
Ages 1 – 7

Read, Rock n’ Rhyme is a fun-filled storytime where everyone can sing and dance.

Book Babies
Homewood Public Library
Saturday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 1 – 18 months

Miss Mary’s intimate storytime is the perfect way to sing, play, and socialize with your baby.

HOOVER – Hoover Public Library

Baby Playdate Storytime
Hoover Public Library
Monday’s
9:30 AM
Ages 1+

Baby Playdate features a brief storytime activity and open-ended play. Register to Baby Playdate.

Story Lab
Hoover Public Library
Monday‘s
4:00 PM
Ages 3 – 8

Experience the joy of learning through listening, laughing, and hands-on S.T.E.A.M. activities inspired by a single story, suitable for children ages three and up.

Together with Tots
Hoover Public Library
Tuesday’s
9:30 AM
Ages 18 – 36 months

Stories and songs for 18 to 36-month-olds.

Story Sprouts
Hoover Public Library
Wednesday’s
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Ages 2+

This interactive storytime will get the participants moving through dance and play

PJ Storytime
Hoover Public Library
Thursday‘s
6:30 PM
Ages 2+

All ages are welcome for time of stories, songs, and fun. Participants are encouraged to wear pajamas.

Storytime @ Lee Branch
Hoover Public Library
Friday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 1+

Come to East 59’s flagship café in Lee Branch for a fun storytime for all ages.

Storytime Surprise!
Hoover Public Library
1st Saturday of the Month
10:30 AM
Ages 2 – 5

Storytime Surprise is a fun storytime that encourages kids to explore.

MONTEVALLO – Parnell Memorial Library

Family Storytime with Mr. Mac
Parnell Memorial Library
Wednesday’s
9:15 AM
Ages 1 – 5

Free storytime featuring stories, rhymes, and songs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, with a caregiver present.

MOUNTAIN BROOK – O’Neal Public Library

Patty Cake
O’Neal Public Library
Monday’s
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Ages 1+

Enhance your child’s early language development and physical coordination with this program that combines stories, rhymes, songs, movement, and sensory experiences.

LOL Story Adventure
O’Neal Public Library
Tuesday’s
3:30 PM
Ages 4 – 8

A hilarious storytime session for children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.

Toddler Tales Storytime
O’Neal Public Library
Wednesday’s
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Ages 1 – 3

Foster routine and improve attention and literacy skills in toddlers up to around age 3.

Movers & Makers
O’Neal Public Library
Wednesday’s
1:30 PM
Ages 3 – 5

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join for a lively storytime session filled with movement and fun.

All Together Storytime
O’Neal Public Library
Thursday’s
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Ages 1+

An enjoyable, music-filled storytime where we aim to foster a love of books and the library. This informal session will take place either in the meeting room or, weather permitting, outside on the lawn.

PELHAM – Pelham Public Library

Outside Story Time
Pelham Public Library
Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 1 – 3

Outside Story Time is designed to enhance early literacy skills and features diverse children’s books. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

TRUSSVILLE – Trussville Public Library

Children’s Storytime
Trussville Public Library
Thursday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 1+

Storytime featuring stories, songs, bubble time, and much more in the library auditorium.

VESTAVIA HILLS – Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

Toddler-a-Go-Go
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
Tuesday’s
9:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Ages 18 – 36 months

A dynamic storytime specially designed for active toddlers. This event features singing, dancing, and movement, as well as a few stories.

Story Friends
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
Wednesday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 3 – 5

A weekly storytime filled with music, movement, and fun for all attendees. This is an amazing opportunity for your child to explore their love of reading, while also getting to interact with other kids their age.

Story Friends
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
Wednesday’s
10:30 AM
Ages 3 – 5

Stories, music, movement, and fun for all preschool attendees.

Book Babies
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
Thursday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 1+

A special storytime program featuring engaging lap-sit activities.

Ms. Courtney’s Library Stop!
Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
10:30 AM
Ages 1+

Ms. Courtney’s fun-filled storytime features stories, songs, dancing, and play.

Other Attractions Story Times

BIRMINGHAM – Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Storytime at the Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Friday’s
10:00 AM
Ages 1+

Each week, preschoolers and their caregivers can enjoy a story in the garden followed by an indoor craft.

Have you brought your children to one of these storytimes? We would love to hear about your experience! For more family-friendly events, classes, and activities check out our Birmingham Parent Guide.

Jolessa Cerbito
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